Dubya's Amusing Gas Price Fix
Bush to Congress: Embrace Energy Exploration Now- AP
President Bush is calling on Congress to lift the ban on offshore oil and gas drilling that has been in place for 1981, saying it could eventually yield 18 billion barrels of oil.
Nevermind that this would bring us oil some decade or so down the road, and be such a tiny drop in the bucket that it has no prayer of moving prices. Nevermind that, had Bush had any foresight, commitment, or guts, he could have espoused conservation and dramatically reduced demand (and also price) for oil. Nevermind that the housing 0rgy pushed suburbs so far out an away from anything useful that people can't afford to commute to them, and that all could have been changed with smarter planning.
Nope, the solution to excess with Dubya is, as usual, more excess.
Oil is high enough to finally spur some change. I suggest all those pathetic and broke Hummer pilots park the carcasses on blocks on the White House lawn before heading to the Honda dealership for a Fit.
As with the housing Ponzi scheme and so much else in our country, it's only an emergency after everyone ignores the obvious for years... Anyone think we ought to stop rushing from fire to fire, and maybe stop piling up the kindling for years and tossing around matches?